Over the past year, we’ve provided extensive coverage of the controversy surrounding the death of Michael Brown, the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson, and the ensuing fallout, riots, and protests that wracked cities all across America. What started out as a local controversy turned into a national discussion,...
It’s fun to watch politicians play with each other on Twitter, and today, Speaker John Boehner took advantage of an opportunity to take Dems to task over the very public truthiness problems in their messaging strategy.
Because it’s unheard of for Democrats to let an opportunity go to waste, both...
Turns out Twitter is also fed up with this administration’s war on transparency.
Last month, Twitter released a report detailing how they’d been banned from reporting the extent of government surveillance on the platform. In that report Twitter explained:
Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities.
Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in...
@Salondotcom was a brilliant parody account mocking Salon.com (@Salon), run by a couple of libertarian guys.
The parodies were pitch perfect, making it difficult to tell if it was the real thing, or not.
Apparently the parody account upset someone, because it has been kicked off Twitter.
I just pulled some recent...
Some of that outrage was misguidedly directed at SCOTUSblog by angry tweeters who thought they were surely tweeting the actual Supreme Court Justices. But as many of us know,...
Personally, I’m partial to Rush Limbaugh’s first tweet:
— Rush Limbaugh (@limbaugh) March 15, 2012
But this one by the CIA is pretty good, too:
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June...
I can no longer ignore this.
Here are a couple of the key tweets:
You gotta read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic essay about the case for reparations....
The government of Turkey says it is lifting a recent ban on Twitter after a court ruling declared that the ban violated freedom of expression.
From the Associated Press:
Turkey’s government said Thursday it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the block is a...
The Daily Mail Reports, Just how racist is Twitter?
10,000 racist tweets are sent ever day, a major new study into racism on social networks has discovered.
Research by the think tank Demos found the biggest insult was...
I swear, Slate.com must be messing with my head.
Three days ago I had the Saturday Night Card Game all lined up. The MSNBC tweet heard round the world about conservatives hating biracial families just landed on my lap, the easiest SNCG post ever:
Kaboom — Michelle Malkin ripped MSNBC’s throat out:
We have noted before the tensions between white liberal feminists and non-white liberal feminists.
Sometimes it breaks out into a Twitter War, as it did when #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashed bitter intra-feminist racial grievances.
Or when Joan Walsh of Salon.com got into a twitter war with some ladies who did not like Walsh’s condescending...
Yesterday was the worst Twitter day of all time.
Or at least the worst that I remember.
Some lady no one had ever heard of and who had about 100 followers at the time sent the Tweet above.
The tweet went viral. Some guy at Gawker is claiming credit for finding it, although a lot...
Pew Research is out with another installment on its study of News Use across Social Media Platforms, some of which may be helpful to activists in the political grassroots movement.
Facebook leads the way as a social media platform for news consumers. 64% of US adults are on Facebook, with 47% of...
A conversation I had with myself on Twitter this morning.
Just because I could.
(added) Be sure to read Anne’s study on how embarrassed Republicans were of the Republican Brand long before the current “shutdown,” New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican.
Also available on Storify.
Interesting to watch geniuses who...
We didn’t do a Tweet of the Year in 2012 for
laziness no good reason, but our
of the Year in 2011 were pretty strong.
This tweet has me thinking we need to bring back the competition.